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Cheap train tickets and times from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

3 h 52 m

Average

4 h 6 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

306 km

Cheap train tickets from Zurich to start from $105 with an average ticket price of $108.

The fastest train from Zurich to takes 3h 52m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 6m and covers a distance of 306 km.

16 trains that leave Zurich for every day with 3 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:34AM4h32
Zürich Hbf
01:06PMFrankfurt Airport long-distance station
$1051One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
07:59AM3h53
Zürich Hbf
11:52AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
$1051One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:59AM4h09
Zürich Hbf
01:08PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
$1051One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:59AM4h07
Zürich Hbf
01:06PMFrankfurt Airport long-distance station
$1121One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:59AM3h52
Zürich Hbf
11:51AMFrankfurt Airport long-distance station
$1121One-way
1 transfer

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The train journey was simply fantastic. From start to finish, it exceeded all my expectations of a train journey. The availability of power sockets on the train allowed me to charge my devices without any problems. The presence of wifi on board was another highlight as it worked smoothly. The seats were extremely comfortable and ergonomically designed. The friendly and helpful staff also contributed to my positive rating. All in all, the journey was an impressive experience.

Overview: Train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$112 (€98)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB

Trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main cover the 189 miles (305 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 52 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $112 (€98), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $55 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich Hbf and arrive in Frankfurt am Main Flughafen.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE and ÖBB | InterCity from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main trains

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE and ÖBB | InterCity trains will get you to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich from $36 (€32). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Train information from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 53 min
  • Cheapest Price: $36
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Train tickets from Zürich to Frankfurt am Main: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 44 €
2 weeks earlier 37 €19%
3 weeks earlier 32 €38%
1 month before 36 €22%
2 months earlier 33 €33%
3 months earlier 36 €22%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Zürich - Frankfurt am Main. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Zürich - Frankfurt am Main 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 38% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Zürich - Frankfurt am Main with 2 months in advance you save up to about 33% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 22%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

FAQs: Travel by train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main can start from as little as $55 (€48) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Zurich to Frankfurt am Main is $112 (€98); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich is on average 3 h 52 min   for the 189 mile (305 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main leaves at 5: 59 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main leaves at 10: 08 PM.
Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | ICE. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Frankfurt am Main. Take the fast train with ÖBB | ICE from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main.
When taking a train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB for the best way to get you to Frankfurt am Main. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 08 PM.

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen. When arriving in Frankfurt am Main, you can end your route in train stations like Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, Frankfurt Stadion station and Frankfurt Messe station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich Hbf, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, located 9.2 miles (14.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 52 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main is June.
You have options as you can travel between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Zurich and Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt am Main
Zürich Hbf is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your trip to Frankfurt am Main.
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